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American Heart Association Senior Director Heart Ball in Plainview, New York


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


Are you ready to put your dynamic skills to the test? Have you led a team of fundraising staff or corporate sales professionals? If so, take your career to Heart! Learn how you can join our team of hardworking development staff as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke and work towards building a culture of health in our communities.

Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the number 1 and number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.

We are looking for a Senior Development Director – Heart Ball for our Long Island market. In this role you will lead the Hamptons Heart Ball campaign for the region and supervise a Development Director and a Special Events Coordinator.

As the senior leader for the team you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Hamptons Heart Ball and managing a regional director to meet/exceed this year’s annual revenue goal;

  • leading development staff in the identification, cultivation and recruitment of C-suite and Upper Level Management volunteer leaders;

  • developing and implementing a plan of revenue growth through key fundraising events, strategic market partnerships and philanthropic donors;

  • sponsor solicitation, activation, and cultivation while maintaining and stewarding relationships with key corporate and community leaders;

  • establish new accounts and cultivate new customers to reach the highest level of revenue generation;

  • provide coaching and mentoring to your direct reports to ensure their success;

  • building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.

You will report to the Executive Director for Long Island and will be based in our Plainview, NY office.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some things to consider:

  • having a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is preferred, and you will need at least 6 years of experience in corporate sales or fundraising with at least one of those years supervising staff with a revenue goal;

  • you are a strong manager who can coach and mentor staff to use standard methodologies, timelines and volunteer engagement practices to ensure that revenue targets are reached;

  • you accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management;

  • you can successfully, train, direct and supervise staff in a team environment;

  • you are proficient in exceeding sales/fundraising goals;

  • you have the ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with senior level volunteers/customers;

  • have phenomenal interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills;

  • you can understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals;

  • you are willing to work outside normal hours including early morning, evenings and weekends as needed;

  • you can travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations for meetings or training.

If you believe this describes you then apply now for immediate consideration.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2019-4972

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales